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Asymmetric Shocks and Co-movement of Price Indices

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  • Rao, Nasir Hamid
  • Bukhari, Syed Kalim Hyder

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This paper is an attempt to gauge the relationship between the long run paths of consumer price index and wholesale price index of Pakistan. For the empirical analysis the Johansen co-integration technique has been applied on monthly data (1978 to 2010) of WPI and CPI. This paper found that both the indices are co-integrated in the long run. Thus the deviations in movements of WPI and CPI in the short run are transitory and both the indices will converge to their coherent path in the long run. Therefore, inflation computed from CPI can be used as official measure of inflation without worrying for short run movements of WPI.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 28723.

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Keywords: Price Level; Time Series Models; Monetary Policy;

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  1. Gómez Aguirre Mario & Lenin Navarro Chávez José César, 2014. "Relación de causalidad entre el índice de precios del productor y el índice de precios del consumidor incorporando cambios estructurales. El caso de México," Contaduría y Administración:Revista Internacional, Accounting and Management: International Journal, vol. 59(2), pages 179-196, abril-jun.
  2. Muhammad, Shahbaz & Kumar, A.T.K. & Mohammad, Iqbal Tahir, 2012. "Does CPI Granger-Cause WPI? New Extensions from Frequency Domain Approach in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 38816, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 May 2012.

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